Honda CRF250R

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Competition never rests, which suits us just fine – why should it? Our new CRF250R is much lighter and armed with a brand-new frame, swingarm and Showa suspension. The engine? Even more powerful. Even more usable. Looking for results? This is the bike to have in your pit box.

The 250 MX class moves fast.

We move faster. The CRF250R now has the exact same HRC-developed chassis as the two-times MXGP championship-winning CRF450R. A full 3.8kg lighter, it also has updated Showa suspension and steering geometry. The 249.9cc DOHC engine’s top-end is bolstered by strong mid-range and now, an even stronger bottom-end for blistering drive. Putting the power to the ground are a reinforced clutch and slick-shifting 6-speed gearbox, plus HRC Launch Control and 3-Mode EMSB (Engine Mode Select Button). Aggressive, minimal body work lets you move freely. If you’re ready for serious competition, make the CRF250R your tool of choice. It’s what it’s built for.

Be first to turn one. And own it from there. Honed by competition

Ready for a major upgrade? The CRF250R now has the exact same HRC-developed chassis as the CRF450R. As a result, it’s a full 3kg lighter packing new steering geometry, lateral frame rigidity reduced 20% with top and bottom yokes, and swingarm, tuned to match. There are new settings for the Showa suspension – plus 5mm extra stroke for the 49mm USD fork – as well as lightweight spring in the shock and new Pro-Link ratio. And you feel the results instantly. Improved traction, front and rear, with smoother bump absorption and rut-riding ability.

The CRF250R’s 249.9cc DOHC engine adds extra low-down punch to its amazing mid-range and top-end hit, thanks to improved intake efficiency and single-muffler exhaust. Detail work around the cylinder head boosts oil flow and high-rpm valve timing accuracy, the piston and con-rod have been optimised, the clutch now has 9 plates and the gearbox sweeter-shifting, with new ratios ready to transmit the extra power. HRC Launch Control helps nail the start while 3-Mode EMSB (Engine Mode Select Button) adjusts power delivery. A new seat design and slimmer, minimal bodywork opens up movement and the Renthal Fatbar adjusts position to suit your style.


Bore × Stroke (mm) 79mm x 50.9mm
Carburation Fuel injection
Compression Ratio 13.9 : 1
Engine Displacement (cc) 249.4cc
Engine Type Liquid-cooled 4-stroke single DOHC
Starter Electric
Oil Capacity (Litres) 1.35 litres
Brakes Front 260mm hydraulic wave disc
Brakes Rear 240mm hydraulic wave disc
Suspension Front 49mm Showa (Hitachi Astemo, Ltd) coil-spring USD fork
Suspension Rear Showa (Hitachi Astemo, Ltd.) Mono shock with Honda Pro-Link
Tyre Size Front 80/100-21
Tyre Size Rear 100/90-19
Wheels Front Aluminium spoke
Wheels Rear Aluminium spoke
Caster Angle 27.32°
Dimensions (L×W×H) (mm) 2,177 x 827 x 1,265mm
Frame type Aluminium twin tube
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres) 6.3 litres
Ground Clearance (mm) 333mm
Kerb Weight (kg) 104kg
Seat Height (mm) 961mm
Trail (mm) 115mm
Wheelbase (mm) 1,477mm
Clutch Wet multiplate
Final Drive Chain
Transmission Type Constant mesh